Biographical Descriptions on Notable Welsh People

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Material comprises handwritten biographical descriptions of various notable Welsh figures from the 17th - 20th century. The individuals described in the collection are as follows:

  • William Quigley (1774-1823), clergyman, (item number: 18622)
  • Edward Davies Bryan (1862-1929), businessman, (item number: 18623)
  • John Edwin de Hirst Davies (died 1927), historian and antiquary, (item number: 18624)
  • David Ffrancon Davies (born 1850), opera singer, (item number: 18625)
  • Maggie Davies (fl. 1891), soprano, (item number: 18626)
  • Dr Mary Davies (1855-1930), soprano, (item number: 18627)
  • Reverend Dr Owen Davies (1840-1929), (item number: 18628)
  • Sir W. Boyd Dawkins (born 1838), lecturer, (item number: 18629)
  • John Evans (born 1796), schoolmaster, (item number: 18630)
  • John G. Evans (1852-1930), literary scholar, (item number: 18631)
  • Reverend John Hugh Evans, Cynfaen, (1882-1886), (item number: 18632)
  • Samuel Evans (1794-1860), clergyman, (item number: 18633)
  • David Francis (1865-1929), harpist, (item number: 18634)
  • W.I. Griffith (died 1929), headmaster Caernarfon County School, (item number: 18635)
  • John Harris (died 1927), draper, (item number: 18636)
  • Matthew Henry (born 1662), scholar, (item number: 18637)
  • William Henry (1774-1823), scholar, (item number: 18638)
  • Hugh Hughes (1769-1809), lawyer, (item number: 18639)
  • Hugh Pierce Hughes (fl. 1825), clergyman, (item number: 18640)
  • John Ceiriog Hughes, Ceiriog (1832-1987), poet, (item number: 18641-18642)
  • Hwfa Penmaen (1774-1823), Eisteddfodd adjudicator and chair winner, (item number: 18643)
  • John Jesse (fl. 1835), antiquary, (item number: 18644)
  • Reverend Evan Jones Ieuan Gwynedd (1820-1852), historian, (item number: 18645-18647)
  • John Jones Talhaiarn(1792-1850), poet, (item number: 18648-18649)
  • Sir John Pritchard Jones (1845-1917), businessman, (item number: 18650)
  • John R. Jones Alltud Glyn Maelor, poet and hymn writer, (item number: 18651)
  • Mrs Penn Lewis (died 1927), lecturer and evangelist, (item number: 18652)
  • Reverend John Morgan (died 1701), poet, (item number: 18653)
  • Dr John Vyrnwy Morgan (1861-1925), poet, (item number: 18654)
  • Lewis Morris (1833-1907), poet, (item number: 18655)
  • Robert Nelson (1656-1714), writer, (item number: 18656)
  • Owain Aran, schoolmaster and musician, (item number: 18657)
  • Reverend O.J. Owen (1851-1925), (item number: 18658)
  • Owen Morgan Owen (died 1930), businessman, (item number: 18659)
  • Reverend F.A. Rees, (item number: 18660)
  • Reverend Robert Griffith Roberts (1867-1920), (item number: 18661)
  • William Roberts (died 1778), lawyer, (item number: 18662)
  • Dr Roland Rogers (1847-1929), music teacher and organist, (item number: 18663)
  • Thomas Roscoe (1791-1871), literary scholar, (item number: 18664)
  • Edward Thomas (1878-1917), poet, (item number: 18665)
  • Dr John Thomas (died ca. 1890), writer, (item number: 18666)
  • Joseph G. Thomas (1863-1929), schoolteacher, (item number: 18667)
  • Reverend William Thomas (1859-1930), missionary, (item number: 18668)
  • Dr Owen Pritchard (1853-1928), physician, (item number: 18669)
  • Benjamin M. Williams (born ca. 1840), musician, (item number: 18670)
  • Reverend D. Edward Williams (died 1925); Miss Dilys Edmunds, (died 1926), missionaries, (item number: 18671)
  • Sir Howell Jones Williams (1843-1925), businessman, (item number: 18672)
  • Sir Osmond Williams M.P. (1849-1927), (item number: 18673)
  • Richard Williams (ca. 1790-1862?), Dic Dywyll, Bardd Gwagedd, writer, (item number: 18674)
  • Robert Williams Robyn Erch (born 1771), writer, (item number: 18675)
  • Reverend William Prydderch Williams (1845-1923), (item number: 18676)

Administrative / Biographical History

Biographical descriptions on Welsh notabilities by an anonymous compiler. Probably produced ca. 1930's.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in alphabetical order, mainly, and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, December 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 18622-18676

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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